A Message from Jud Anglin
Welcome to the Patient Advocate Partners of America! By joining this patient community, I guarantee that you’ll sleep better at night knowing that you will have affordable care when you need it.
Hi, Jud here. I’m not a doctor, a hospital administrator, or even some D.C. policy wonk. I’m an American, a father of 2 young boys, a husband, and business owner.
In 2003, I started MedRetreat, the first U.S. based medical tourism facilitation agency. Over the past 12 years, I’ve helped thousands of patients without health insurance obtain affordable surgical procedures at hospitals in foreign countries. These procedures ranged from joint replacements, heart by-pass surgery, spinal fusions, total disc replacements (TDRs), hysterectomies, hernia repairs to all forms of cosmetic and dental procedures.
But get this… As I was helping patients without health insurance, I lost mine due to a diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease. Of course I was scared and had many sleepless nights wondering what I would do if I suffered a major injury or disease. Would my family have to sell our house and use all our savings to pay for my care? With this fear, I began applying the knowledge that I had gained from my own healthcare company. To my total amazement I discovered a whole new path to affordable healthcare right here in the U.S. I’m talking about surgery, hospitals, doctors, blood work, MRIs, CT scans, insurance, and new technology that will continue breaking down the walls between you and your doctor.
But then I became quite angry! Why were no organizations pointing out these affordable solutions, as thousands of Americans were filing for bankruptcy to pay for their medical care. Over the past 6 years I screamed at my TV every time I heard a politician or broadcaster explain why we should have socialized medicine because we already tired everything else and it didn’t work. Well, it did work… and still does.
So I want to share everything thing that I learned over the past decade. As a member to our community, it all begins with our free blog. Here you’ll have access to.. editorials, podcasts, and video profiles of healthcare industry innovators, movers, and shakers patient feedback and testimonials of life changing decisions alternative treatment ideas that you’ve never heard before that will save you thousands of dollars new smartphone apps that will completely change the healthcare delivery formula for the better how to communicate and negotiate with healthcare providers in this new age shopping for care.
Let’s be honest, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare didn’t make our national healthcare system more affordable. It’s actually a lot more expensive for most of us. Higher insurance premiums and deductibles shouldn’t mean that you have to skip or delay medical treatment.
My vision for the Patient Advocate Partners is to create a community of individuals that come together to solve healthcare.
Together, let’s pave the way for a better and healthier America and show our fellow citizens the way.
Wishing you a happy and healthy day!